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Old 09-09-02, 06:52 PM
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Dial-up services

Hey, thanks to the help I got around here, I have found a hosting service for my web site.

Now... the problem is that I still have to connect to the Net from my house which does not have DSL in its area. The current dial-up I'm using is my GTE email service which I wanted to drop because it's $25 a month, and I'll have email through my site.

So, does anyone know what is a reliable but inexpensive dial-up serivce?

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Old 09-09-02, 07:03 PM
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Dial up?!! They all are very disappointing!

But any local ISP for under $20 a month should do.
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Old 09-09-02, 09:38 PM
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Dialup ISP Haiku:

Earthlink is real good.
Stay away from AOL.
Check Yellow Pages
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Old 09-09-02, 11:07 PM
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Check out:

$6/month unlimited access. I've got no idea how their tech support or customer service is since I've never had to call them. If they've got a local access number in your area, they'd be a good budget ISP to try.
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Old 09-30-02, 11:47 AM
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Thanks to this forum, I tried out
I think access is about $8/month. It does the job for as little as I use it.
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Old 09-30-02, 04:23 PM
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Try net zero (free) or wal-mart connect $9.95 a month. Where I live I don't have cable modem or DSL and it doens't matter who the dialup provider is, I can't connect faster than 26k because of the phone lines so why pay more?
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Juno advertises for under $10 / month and they've been around for awhile.
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Old 10-01-02, 09:59 AM
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Originally posted by razorbackfan
Try net zero (free)
The problem I had with Netzero that drove me away, was that the first 10-15 minutes of your session is spent downloading new login ads or software updates, making the connection dreadfully slow until it finishes.
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Old 10-01-02, 10:42 AM
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Get one of the new V.92 modems if you have marginal dial up service. I installed one in my new XP1600 machine, and I get probably twice the performance I did with a V.90 modem. It says it's connecting at the same speeds (26.4 usually) but it's noticably faster for regular surfing.
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Old 10-01-02, 11:51 AM
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Originally posted by razorbackfan
wal-mart connect $9.95 a month.
lol. I didn't realize they got into the ISP business. For some reason that is real funny. Wal-Mart connect, watch for falling prices!

Just did a search and noticed K-Mart has an online service. I can go to sleep with a smile on my face now.
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Old 10-03-02, 12:28 PM
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Go into any Wal-Mart store and get one of their CD's, it's an AOL type interface. I've got my fingers crossed Cox Cable will get cable modems where I live within the decade.
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Check with your local phone provider. Often you can do ok with them.
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